Balanescu Quartet - Michael Nyman String Quartets 1-3

Michael Nyman String Quartets 1-3

Balanescu Quartet

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Balanescu Quartet - Michael Nyman String Quartets 1-3

The classic Balanescu Quartet recordings of Michael Nyman’s String Quartets 1-3

Presented in a 6 panel digipack with an accompanying 12 page booklet containing extensive notes written by Michael Nyman

“The three string quartets were not conceived as a series, as they owe their origins to three very different sets of circumstances, however, re-viewing these three quartets together for the Argo/Decca recording, revealed a consistency of compositional approach which quite unwittingly unifies them and sets them distinctively apart from the majority of my other compositions.

Each quartet is built around the principle of conflict - not necessarily conflict between the instruments, as is the traditional view of the quartet medium, but more interestingly (since it was not a conscious approach) conflict [or maybe dialogue!] between sets of musical material which appear to be at odds with each other: between the pre-formed and the freely-composed.

'String Quartet No. 1', for instance, the conflict is between two 'found' musical objects, separated both by their cultural origins and by a distance of around 300 years; in 'String Quartet No,2' the apparent contradiction is between strictly-observed South Indian rhythmic systems and a doggedly European sensibility; while 'String Quartet No. 3' bridges the gap between a choral work written in the summer of 1989 and its transformation into a string quartet, partly through a visitation by a number of Romanian folk music fragments." Michael Nyman 2012

Tracklisting

CD Album (MNRCD124)
  1. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 First
  2. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Second
  3. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Third
  4. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Fourth
  5. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Fifth
  6. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Sixth
  7. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 3 Beginning
  8. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 3 Fig D
  9. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 1
  10. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 1
  11. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 2
  12. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 2
  13. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 3
  14. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 1
  15. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 4
  16. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 5
  17. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 3
  18. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 6
  19. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull Meets Arnold Schoenberg
  20. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 2
Download Album (MNRCD124)
  1. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 First
  2. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Second
  3. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Third
  4. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Fourth
  5. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Fifth
  6. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 2 Sixth
  7. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 3 Beginning
  8. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 3 Fig D
  9. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 1
  10. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 1
  11. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 2
  12. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 2
  13. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 3
  14. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 1
  15. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 4
  16. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 5
  17. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 3
  18. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 6
  19. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull Meets Arnold Schoenberg
  20. Balanescu Quartet - String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 2

mp3 downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 String Quartet, No. 2 First £0.99
2 String Quartet, No. 2 Second £0.99
3 String Quartet, No. 2 Third £0.99
4 String Quartet, No. 2 Fourth £0.99
5 String Quartet, No. 2 Fifth £0.99
6 String Quartet, No. 2 Sixth £0.99
7 String Quartet, No. 3 Beginning £0.99
8 String Quartet, No. 3 Fig D £0.99
9 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 1 £0.99
10 String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 1 £0.99
11 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 2 £0.99
12 String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 2 £0.99
13 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 3 £0.99
14 String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 1 £0.99
15 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 4 £0.99
16 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 5 £0.99
17 String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 3 £0.99
18 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 6 £0.99
19 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull Meets Arnold Schoenberg £0.99
20 String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 2 £0.99
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1 String Quartet, No. 2 First £0.99
2 String Quartet, No. 2 Second £0.99
3 String Quartet, No. 2 Third £0.99
4 String Quartet, No. 2 Fourth £0.99
5 String Quartet, No. 2 Fifth £0.99
6 String Quartet, No. 2 Sixth £0.99
7 String Quartet, No. 3 Beginning £0.99
8 String Quartet, No. 3 Fig D £0.99
9 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 1 £0.99
10 String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 1 £0.99
11 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 2 £0.99
12 String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 2 £0.99
13 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 3 £0.99
14 String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 1 £0.99
15 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 4 £0.99
16 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 5 £0.99
17 String Quartet, No. 1 Arnold Schoenberg 3 £0.99
18 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull 6 £0.99
19 String Quartet, No. 1 John Bull Meets Arnold Schoenberg £0.99
20 String Quartet, No. 1 Michael Nyman 2 £0.99
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